480-6009/02 – Physical Properties of Heterogeneous Materials (FVHM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBI, USP, FS, FEI, FMT, HGF, FASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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HLA57 prof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student is able to define and describe properties of heterogeneous materials. Student recognises and distinguishes rocks, construction materials and composite materials. He analyses and characterises behaviour and properties of specified materials and ways of their disintegration regarding properties of their components including pores. Student integrates knowledge and he is able to judge the behaviour of mentioned materials and to predict it in many physical conditions, including extreme pressures and temperatures.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject yields basic information about heterogeneous materials like rocks, construction materials (concretes) or composite materials. It helps to create a concept of behaviour and properties of mentioned materials (mechanical, thermal, electrical) and ways of such materials disintegration in dependence on their components including pores. The subjects submits information about methods of study of heterogeneous materials under common conditions and in extreme pressures and temperatures.

Compulsory literature:

JAEGER, J. C., Cook N. G. V., Zimmerman R. W.: Fundamentals of rock mechanics, Malden, Blackwell 2007 JAEGER, J. C.: Physical and mechanical properties of rock, Cambridge university Press, online publication August 2010 GRYC, R., HLAVÁČ, L.M., MIKOLÁŠ, M., MÁDR, V., WOLF, I., ŽOČEK, F.: Operation of Water Jet System in a Sandstone Quarry and its Impact on Production. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 308, 2013, 19-24. ISSN 1662-7482 GRYC, R., HLAVÁČ, L.M., MIKOLÁŠ, M., ŠANCER, J., DANĚK, T.: Correlation of pure and abrasive water jet cutting of rocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 65, 2014, 149-152. ISSN 1365-1609

Recommended literature:

BRUCE, D. W.: Porous materials, John Wiley & Sons, 2010 RAVICHANDRAN, K. S.: Elastic properties of 2-phase composites. Journal of the American ceramic society, Vol. 77, p. 1178-1184, 1994 JI, S. C., WANG, Q., XIA, B., MARCOTTE, D.: Mechanical properties of multiphase materials and rocks: a a phenomenological approach using generalized means. Journal of structural geology, vol 26, p. 1377-1390 KO, K. C., HAAS, C. J.: Effective modulus of rock as a composite material. International journal of rock mechanics and mining science, vol. 9 p. 531- 541, 1972

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Preparation of PhD theses part with clear relation to the subject scope, oral exam.


Not available

Other requirements

Preparation of written material summarizing application of key themes of the subject in solution of the own doctor theses.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic properties of heterogeneous materials regarding character of their components and porosity (Young modulus, strength, density) 2. Behaviour of heterogeneous materials under high pressures and temperatures 3. Experimental technique for studies of mechanical, electrical and acoustic properties under high pressures and temperatures 4. Porous material as multiphase medium 5. Influence of mechanical action during liquid jet machining 6. Influence of thermal action when influencing materials by laser 7. Influence of thermal and mechanical action of plasma on heterogeneous material 8. Determination of surface structure after application of liquid jet 9. Change of physical properties of the material after laser application 10. Change of physical properties of the material after plasma application

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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